HoliSoils training course on soil sampling and classification

The EU Horizon project HoliSoils, in collaboration with ISRIC and the Thünen Institute, is calling for registrations for an upcoming training course on soil sampling and classification. This event, aimed at improving the harmonised monitoring of European forest soils, will be held from 25-27 September 2024, near Eberswalde (Germany), about 60 km from Berlin.

The workshop fee of €110 covers the full course, including two dinners and a lunch. Accommodation at Gut Sarnow is available at an additional cost of €99 per person per night, including breakfast.

Participants will gain hands-on experience in soil sampling design and classification, focusing on carbon stock calculation for greenhouse gas reporting. The comprehensive curriculum includes disturbed and undisturbed soil sampling, humus type classification, sampling of the litter layer, and soil classification according to the World Reference Base (WRB) classification system. Additionally, the course offers a valuable networking opportunity for professionals involved in European forest soil monitoring and those in the LULUCF (Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry) sector seeking to enhance their soil monitoring practices.

Interested individuals can register for the course via the following link: Registration Form.

For further details, contact the course organisers Nicole Wellbrock () and Vera Makowski ().